Eye-gazing is a thing in Tantra
What eye-gazing does for us:
1. Increased Intimacy
2. Present-moment experience
3. Ego diminishing
Basic eye-gazing practice
- Sit across from your partner and close your eyes
- Breathe deeply and come to center. Feel into your heart space
- Open your eyes and look from your left eye into your partner’s left eye
- Synchronize your inhales and exhales with your partner
- With each breath, try to relax and open – if you need to close your eyes, go ahead
- After 5 minutes close your eyes and spend a minute noticing how you’re feeling
Eye-gazing is a powerful experience and with regular practice it will take you deeper and deeper. It’s one of my favorite ways to connect with people and I’m continually amazed by how effectively and quickly I can drop-in. I hope you’ll find deeper connection through this simple practice. Here’s a quote from OSHO:
“Sit and look into each other’s eyes. Look deeper and deeper, without thinking….
“If you don’t think, if you just stare into the eyes, soon the waves will disappear and the ocean will be revealed…. If you can look deep down into the eyes, you will feel that the man has disappeared, the person has disappeared. Some oceanic phenomenon is hidden behind, and this person was just a waving of a depth, a wave of something unknown, hidden.
“Soon you will become aware of an ocean all around. Then you will see that you are also just a wave; your ego is just a wave.
“Behind that ego, the nameless, the one, is hidden. Only waves are born, the ocean remains the same. The many are born, the one remains the same.”